At The Atlantic, James Fallows recounts the aftermath of calls for an Egyptian- and Tunisian-inspired Jasmine Revolution in China earlier this year. He recalls the arrests and disappearances, and the sealing-up of longstanding cracks in the Great Firewall, and asks why a government apparently so much more secure than its deposed Arab counterparts felt it necessary to react so harshly.
I asked Chas Freeman what he made of China’s current turmoil. He is a former diplomat
August 12, 2011